Cousin writes to Margaret Reynolds about the death of her daughter Carrie Bell

Date Written

Jan. 27, 1890

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The recipient, Margaret Reynolds, was 43 when this was received.
The following was written 128 years, 11 months, 22 days ago.
It was a Monday.

Houstonville
Jany 27, 1890

My Dear Maggie,

I will write you a few lines to tell you that I sympathize with you deeply in the death of Carrie Bell. Tis sad to parth with those we love–especially a mother & a child. I was so much pleased with her the night she spent with us, & I am so glad she did come, even for so short a time.

Knowing she was not afraid to go should be a great consolation to you all & it may be spared spared from trials & troubles on earth. Your loss is her gain & she is with “one that sticketh closer than a brother.”

Life is so fair to the young it seems so sad to see them depart to another world & to one so pleasant & good as Carrie Bell & the future seemed to be especially bright to her.

Again, Maggie, I will add I sympathize with you all deeply.

Your friend & cousin,
Bettie Kennedy

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